8.1 out of 10

Clyde

-38.1094761621945 145.369470191141
Great for
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Schools
  • Cost of Living
  • Childcare
  • Resale or Rental Value
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Eating Out
  • Shopping Options
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Pest Free
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Apr 15, 2016

"Booming family oriented area without adequate infrastructure/planning"

I grew up in Clyde on a farm. Over the past 10 years I have watched the huge growth in the population of Clyde with new estates and new homes popping up all over the 'Clyde corridor'. Early on land was reasonably priced, but it has gone up in recent years where you pay more for smaller lot sizes probably due to the suburb neighbouring the more prestigious postcode and amenities of Berwick.

Clyde is a good spot for young families who can't afford to buy in Berwick and don't want to live in Cranbourne or as far out as Pakenham. You're close to the many top primary and secondary schools in Berwick. Fountain Gate in Narre Warren has decent shopping and also has a Village cinemas, it's about a 15 min drive from Clyde. There is no public transport at all in Clyde at the moment. Closest is Berwick station- about 10 mins drive.

However, peak hour and school pickup traffic is a nightmare. With seemingly never ending roadworks happening on Clyde Road because the 2 lane road can't handle the volume of new residents that need to use it daily.
Cons
  • traffic congestion/ no public transport
  • not many shopping options other than basic supermarkets
  • new land developments everywhere
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Great lifestyle. Close to all amenities whilst living far enough away from noise."

Very peaceful and beautiful place to live. After living in a run down suburb for over 20 years, I wanted a change. After settling in, I cannot imagine going back to the noisy suburbs.
Pros
  • Larger land lots
  • Quiet and Peaceful
Cons
  • Shops are only five minute drive to Cranbourne or Narre Warren. No more than if you were to drive to a shopping centre in the suburbs.
  • Its and extra 10-15 minutes to get into the City
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"We could never go back to 'the burbs'"

We came from a highly congested area with graffitti, burn outs and extremely average area. We were a little hesitant as to what to expect. WELL...

We absolutely love it here we are on 1/2 acre which is fantastic as we have children, the neighbours are lovely and traffic congestion is at a minimum. Devon Meadows still has that country feel with being extremely close to amenities (Cranbourne, Tooradin, Fountain Gate, and the Mornington Peninsula).

We LOVE LOVE LOVE it and would recommend it to EVERYONE!!!
Pros
  • Quiet and Peaceful
  • Larger land lots
  • No graffitti and littering
Cons
  • Its and extra 10-15 minutes to get into the City
  • No supermarket at arms reach, but this is just something that I am use to and will have to get use to
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
3/5
2yrs+

"Country town suited to families"

A rural looking town sitting 50km south east of Melbourne, Devon Meadows has a population of approximately 1600 and is most suited to families and retirees. Nestled between Junction Village, Cranbourne East, Clyde, Pearcedale, Cannons Creek and Tooradin, this country town boasts local bus services, an Aussie Rules football team and a tennis club. Other features of Devon Meadows include a fire station and a community hall, as well as a primary school which currently holds about 300 students from the local area.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees